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Using Courier with Web mail

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Last updated: 25 Sep, 2017
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WinZip Courier

WinZip Courier integrates with your web browser so that you can zip and protect your email attachments directly within Outlook.com (Hotmail), Yahoo! Mail, and Gmail. In each case, when you begin to attach a file (or files) to your message, the Windows Open dialog activated by your browser will display and will include WinZip Courier.

Click InsertFiles as Attachments in Hotmail
Attach a file in Hotmail

Click the Attach File paperclip in Yahoo! mail
Attach a file in Yahoo! mail

Click the Attach files paperclip in Gmail
Attach a file in Gmail

At this point, the Open dialog will display and will include WinZip Courier features.
The Open dialog containing WinZip Courier features

You can now choose to zip and optionally use any or all of the 4 conversion check boxes available above the File name text box. You also have the option to click the Email from Cloud button, to find files you have already stored in a cloud service and send a link to allow the receiver to download the same.

By default, WinZip Courier will have the Zip files box checked. You can change this default action in the Attachment Options dialog opened from the WinZip Courier Options dialog. To open the WinZip Courier Options dialog, click StartAll ProgramsWinZip CourierConfigure WinZip Courier. The other areas you can edit in the WinZip Courier Options dialog are:

  • Cloud Service: Click the Cloud options button to:
    • Adjust the size threshold for uploading your Zip files and sharing a link
    • Login to a cloud service
    • Log out of a cloud service
    • Set a cloud service as the default
  • Attachments: Turn automatic zipping on or off by default; edit the Zip file name, compression type, and set the single file name on or off
  • Conversions: Turn any or all conversions on by default and set options for each
  • Check for Updates: Turn update checking on or off and adjust how often a check is done
  • Registration: Enter your registration information or purchase a registration

After you select a file or a group of files, click the Open button and WinZip Courier will zip your selection and attach it to your email message.
Zip file is attached to the message

If you have any questions about this information, please email Technical Support.

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